Beth sacrifices herself to save Cardigan from a kamikaze android, Cardigan confronts Kate (his ex) and Sands (her lover, and Sonny Hokori employee), and makes Sands take him to meet Hokori. Cardigan's interrogation of Hokori is interrupted by an ICDA raid in which Hokori is killed. The elder Kittridge is found, but Beth (the real one) has already made her escape. Winger shows up to take Cardigan in for a parole review, but Sid shows up just in time. The two depart in a rickety rocket for Beth's hiding place on the moon. Beth and Cardigan meet again, for the first time.